Lake Wildwood community remembers drowning victim | News
Friends and family of Tyasia Jones gathered on the beach at Lake Wildwood to remember the eight-year-old little girl who drowned Saturday in the lake.
Friends say they were celebrating a birthday at the beach, playing a game of volleyball and when they turned around Tyasia was gone.
The community sang songs to remember Tyasia, prayed for comfort and signed a picture of the eight-year-old that friends and family say didn't have a mean bone in her body.
They lit candles in her memory and leaned on one another for support.
Some even shared some of their last memories with Tyasia.
"We never know when our day is going to come so we have to cherish every moment. Tyasia was loved and she gave love. She was the sweetest little eight year old I knew," said a friend of the family.
Police ruled the drowning an accident.